Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Further Details


College 16-18,Adult


Beauty Therapies

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 1286.54
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Course Code


Course Overview

Join the ever-growing beauty industry and develop the skills to succeed in a career that is satisfying and enjoyable. If you feel you want to make others feel relaxed; pampered and cared for then this is the course for you.

Our Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as a employed and/or self-employed beautician/beauty specialist.

This qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional bodies (The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior beautician/beauty specialist.

This qualification’s structure provides learners with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills depending upon their designated career pathway as a junior beautician/beauty specialist.

Course Requirements

4 GCSE’s at Grade 3 or above (including maths and/or English Language).

What you will Learn

You will have your beauty therapy skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior beautician/beauty specialist including:
– Removing hair using waxing techniques
– Applying make-up
– Eyelash and eyebrow treatments
– Manicure and Pedicure
– Facial skincare
– Client care, health and safety and fulfilling salon reception duties


As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:

Observed work
Witness statements
Audio-visual media
Evidence of prior learning or attainment
Written questions
Oral questions
Case studies


After successful completion of this course you can go onto study the following courses:
– Level 3 Diploma in Nail Services
– Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
– Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing
– Level 2 Diploma in Barbering
– Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up Studies

Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts as a junior beautician/beauty specialist, including:
– Commercial beauty salons
-Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

You will also have the potential to progress onto our Specialist Level 3 Beauty programme.

Career Options

Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts as a junior beautician/beauty specialist, including:
– Commercial beauty salons
-Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

Mandatory Units

Provide facial skincare
Remove hair using waxing techniques
Provide eyelash and eyebrow treatments
Apply make-up
Client care and communication in the beauty related industries
Provide manicure treatments
Provide pedicure treatments
Follow health and safety practice in the salon
Salon reception duties

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

Extra Costs Involved

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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